You see them
all the time in shops, stockrooms and warehouses but how much thought do you
give to how it should be used?
We are taking a look at how to get the best and
most use from your kick stool.
Kick stools are not a ladder
stool doesn’t have the stability issues that a ladder has which means you don’t
have to attend a safety course to use one.
recommend that you familiarise yourself with your kick stool first to make sure
that it is working as it should and that there are no defects or damages to it.
Using your kick stool
stools are designed to be easy to use there’s no training or additional
equipment needed. There are a few rules you should stick to which will reduce
the amount of issues you will experience
sure there are no obstacles or people in the path of the kick stool.
there are people nearby it’s best to let them know that you there and with a
kicking your kick stool make sure that you kick the base of the stool.
kick stool has come to a stop you can use the kick stool
up onto the kick stool one foot at a time; you may need hold onto someone or
something to help you up.
sure you stand in the centre of the kick stool, you could risk toppling if not
(some stools do not have spring loaded castors which stops the stool moving
when a weight is applied)
sure that you are in a comfortable position to reach the required object; you
may need to move the stool closer if needed.
attempt to lift heavy or large awkward objects as this may cause you to lose
your balance and fall.
When you are
dismounting the kick stool make sure it is one step at a time and do not rush,
do not jump off either the kick stool can give way underneath and cause you to
The do nots of a kick stool
If you can’t
reach the object comfortably using a kick stool then you may have to use a step
ladder, do not overreach or stretch.
stool should not:
- Be used as a chair
a door stop
things stored on top of it
in conjunction with any other equipment
If you do
have any questions about using a kick stool its best to ask your health and
At ESE Direct we supply kick stools to suit your needs, if you have any
questions please do not hesitate to call our friendly and award winning
customer service team on 0800 161 3436, or speak to them on our website with